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The Dr. Cy Frank Legacy Lectureship
(Formerly known as the Dr. Cy Frank International Travelling Lectureship)

A Proposal to Commemorate the Enduring Legacy of Dr. Cyril B. Frank

Dr. Cy Frank was internationally known and acclaimed for his visionary efforts to lead and champion the value of multidisciplinary clinical research and the application of this research to innovative solutions for clinical care and practices. The untimely passing of Dr. Frank in March of 2015 has initiated a desire to ensure that Dr. Frank’s legacy is recognized and continues to have an impact on the disciplines that were the passion of his academic and public service careers.

The University of Calgary and the Cumming School of Medicine are establishing an endowment to create an annual travelling lectureship to honor Dr. Cy Frank’s legacy.

The Dr. Cy Frank Legacy Lectureship will be a highly publicized series of annual lectures on high impact and timely bone and joint health themes.

Lecture themes will promote topics within:

      1. Musculoskeletal Health and Research 
        The most common cause of chronic disability, globally the number of people suffering from musculosketletal condisions has increased by 25 percent in the past decade.

      2. Innovations in Healthcare Modelling and Delivery 
        Transforming health outcomes for individuals living with chronic bone and joint health conditions  by determining the most effective forms of system design and improvement approaches ensuring timely and effective treatment.

      3. Clinical Research
        Understanding the basis of bone and joint health and prevention of associated debilitating chronic diseases.

Individuals, organizations or institutions wishing to contribute to the lectureship are invited to support The Dr. Cy Frank International Travelling Lectureship which will be held in trust at the University of Calgary.Taking place across Canada, the lectureship will be awarded to an individual of international stature who is an exemplar of Cy Frank’s vision, innovation and community engagement in health research and health care delivery.

 
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